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Darth Groovy
11-08-2004, 11:00 PM
They been advertising it all week, in the flyer, in the circulars, "Special Midnight Sale on HALO 2!, Doors open at 12:01 am.

I sat in the parking lot until 12:30, several people came and left, yet the doors never opened.

Great job jackasses. Way to score points on customer service. You could have at least put a sign in the window.

There was HUGE crowd at the mall across the street, but my "special edition" is sort of RESERVED....ya know?

Now I have to wait until 9am, and I work tomorrow, like I got nothing better to do.

Mopes! :mad:

Rogue15
11-08-2004, 11:04 PM
dude that totally sucks. it's like my current situation....no car to get to the place that has my reserved copy...as it decided to DIE 2 days after i preordered it....damn it.

Neverhoodian
11-08-2004, 11:15 PM
Ooh, I feel your pain, Groovy. Now I know where NOT to preorder games.

As for me, I can wait until Christmas to get my Halo 2 fix, though there's the chance I may go insane waiting that long.








Wait, when was I ever sane? :nut:

Boba Rhett
11-08-2004, 11:27 PM
I'm buying Halo 2 tomorrow but I won't get to play it for several weeks. Speak not to me of pain. :xp:

Darth Groovy
11-08-2004, 11:54 PM
Originally posted by Boba Rhett
I'm buying Halo 2 tomorrow but I won't get to play it for several weeks. Speak not to me of pain. :xp:

Xbox not in the house ATM eh? That IS pain.

Well get this: (note I am toggling between two forums right now, so alot of cutting and pasting is going on ATM)

The thing that really gets me, is that a guy out in front of the store called the two closest Best Buys and neither of them were open either. He tried calling the 800 corporate number for at the VERY least, and explanation, and he did not get through to them either. I am DYING to know how Best Buy spin doctors are going to explain this one. I'm writing a letter to the newspaper, that ALWAYS pisses off any business more than anything.

Tyrion
11-08-2004, 11:59 PM
Grooves, just relax and remember that you'll be able to play Halo 2 anyway tomorrow.

If it makes you feel any better, I don't even have an x-box so I can't play Halo 2 if I wanted to.

CapNColostomy
11-09-2004, 12:01 AM
Bah. Buy things like you're actually going to live for another 48 hours, and you'll have no further beef with Best Buy. Don't get me wrong. I like my games. But as for having to have them the minute they come from the stock room to the shelves, it just doesn't interest me. The biggest thing getting them at midnight provides, is bragging rights. "I was there first", "you're a n00b" and what-not. Too bad by the time your ass waits in line to get the game at midnight on releases date, you're too tired to go home and play the damned thing. Patience, my young padawan. Patience.

Darth Groovy
11-09-2004, 12:14 AM
Thing is, It would have been MORE convenient to pick it up at midnight. Here is the deal....I work tomorrow from 2pm to 10:30pm. I got off last night at 10:30 pm, I went home, grabbed my rented copies of The French Connection, and The French Connection 2, dropped them off at Hollywood video, and Best Buy was just up around the corner. Not having to work until 2pm tomorrow, I could have sat up all night playing this game. But now, I can get there at 9am tomorrow, but having to work at 2pm, how much time does that leave me to play the game? It just messes up my whole day. I could give a crap less if I am the "first one to get the game", it's just that I had a plan you know, and the fact that Best Buy's advertisement was complete BS. It's just not fair to the customer's who had this game reserved since this summer, to pull a stunt like this. I am just annoyed by the piss poor advertising surrounding this game. Basically, Best Buy just plain sucks at customer service. Work in retail as long as I have, and you'll understand my aggrivation.

Alien426
11-09-2004, 02:35 AM
Originally posted by CapNColostomy
The biggest thing getting them at midnight provides, is bragging rights.
Right there with you, Captain. This "need to have the latest ****" leads to a lot of problems.

Firstly there's software piracy. Some kiddos think they are entitled to have the newest games even if they don't earn the money to buy them.

There's also the patches. Never buy a 1.0. A lot of today's games have a patch (probably 10+ MB) the day they are released.

I gladly wait for games to get cheaper and be as bug-free as possible. I barely have time to play lately anyways.


Hmm, I guess my points aren't really valid for the Xbox, huh? Well consoles are for babies anyways...


;)

IG-64
11-09-2004, 04:27 AM
Many people wouldn't agree but it's not worth spending the money on a whole nother system just for one game.

Joetheeskimo
11-09-2004, 04:33 AM
I always buy games off the Internet (chipsbits.com, pricegrabber.com, amazon/com). I don't have any stores around that sell video games at all, except for Wal-Mart.


pfft..Wal-Mart...:rolleyes:

:xp:

KBell
11-09-2004, 05:01 AM
I don't think I've seen so many people get so worked up over a game before.

Orca Wail
11-09-2004, 05:05 AM
Maybe they forgot about the midnight sale....

...perhaps some kind of Halo fan club broke in, locked the doors and made sure no one could enter so they would have it first all to themselves! Muwahahahahaha!

ahem. yes that sucks Groovy.

Ah, a few...um...many...years back when I had my Play Station (rest in piece, you plastic soul-stealer), my sister and her friends were having a sleep-over in the only place I was allowed to play-the basement. That day, however, I had finally earned a stash of games for a really good report card and general @$$ kissing, and wanted to play as soon as possible. But my sister was all like "Nyah, I'm older go away". Being, like, eleven I was not about to stand for that. I promtly plopped in front of the TV, took "Feris Buler" out of the VCR and hooked up the Play Station...in front of her and her friends. Finally she grabbed me by the hair and threw me out of the basement. I ran crying to my mama (XD) and guess what?

me<sister.

24 hours is a long time to wait....when you're eleven...

I am not a Halo fan, but I've heard its been very anticipated. I can understand this is the equivalent of waiting 2 hours just to get into the resturant.

BongoBob
11-09-2004, 05:57 AM
damn, that sucks. I but mine in like an hour, but I don't get to play it until 4:30 PM so from 7:00AM to 4:30PM I get to look at the instruction booklet.

LightNinja
11-09-2004, 07:51 AM
patience guys, patience

Rogue15
11-09-2004, 08:23 AM
why didn't i order it online. =\

StormHammer
11-09-2004, 09:19 AM
Originally posted by KBell
I don't think I've seen so many people get so worked up over a game before.

Nor I.

It's just a game. It's not like people's lives are in the balance. Some people have been acting like junkies who can't get their fix. :rolleyes:

*sadly shakes head and wanders out of thread*

Rogue15
11-09-2004, 09:35 AM
no, it's the fact that the ****ing stores LIED. they advertise midnight sale, and then you go to the store at midnight, and the store is closed. I hate going to game stores anymore. :(

ckcsaber
11-09-2004, 09:40 AM
Originally posted by Rogue15
no, it's the fact that the ****ing stores LIED. they advertise midnight sale, and then you go to the store at midnight, and the store is closed. I hate going to game stores anymore. :(

Yeah, I know. They take all the fun out of standing in the cold at midnight waiting for a video game.


*breaks out into a cold sweat*

Just one more fix. One more, and I'll be ok for the rest of the day.

*injects self with melted Halo 2 disk*

Ahh...that's the good stuff.

XP

weiderudare
11-09-2004, 09:54 AM
Hm..I tried this "fantastic" game... Whats the deal about it?
And yeah, gamestores suck.Go directly to the makers and steal a copy:p

Rogue15
11-09-2004, 10:56 AM
haha i might actually get it today....i need a way to get to work, my dad needs to be at work before i do, so he's letting me use his truck...

Kain
11-09-2004, 03:11 PM
Ah that sucks billybadass bad Grooves. Don't worry, you're rage will pass when you get it - believe me.

It was cold last night but well worth it:D

Troopr-Undr-Fir
11-09-2004, 04:46 PM
I opened the Best Buy I work at... at 12:15am

There was about 30 people out front, so why the hell not?


We're out now, but I think if you wake up that early (or stay up that late :xp: ) you deserve to get it earlier than others :D


You should all live in Vegas... We aren't all **** tards like people consider us to be :rolleyes:

Darth Groovy
11-09-2004, 09:48 PM
I get to the customer service desk with my pre-order card in my hand. Then the lady behind my counter asks for my reciept for the pre-order.....

Me:"Where does it say I need a reciept?!?!"

Lady: "It's printed on the back."

Me: "Give me a break, I have had this thing since like June...."

Lady rings me up full price, and tosses the card in the bag. WOULD IT HAVE KILLED BEST BUY TO GIVE ME THE LOUSY $5 OFF?!?! IF THE RECIEPT WAS SO DAMN IMPORTANT, WOULD IT KILL THE EMPLOYEES TO STAPLE THE DAMN THING TO MY PRE-ORDER CARD? Now after all the hassle I have had over this game, Best Buy cheats me out of $5....losers.

On the way out the door, hopping mad, I walk pass the typical yellow shirt guarding the door. He tells me to have a good day, then I tell him his store sucks, then he yells out the door, "THANK YOU, AND HAVE A NICE DAY!"

I don't think i'm EVER going to shop in that store again. I tell you the whole pre-order business is a scam. If you want something bad enough, just order it online.

ImmolatedYoda
11-09-2004, 09:54 PM
Originally posted by Darth Groovy
I don't think i'm EVER going to shop in that store again. I tell you the whole pre-order business is a scam. If you want something bad enough, just order it online.

I've never really cared enough about any game to pre-order it (meh, just find it in stores/online), but that sure does sound like good, solid advice. There are no guarantees the store will keep a copy for you or anything. Just find a deal online for what you want :D.

Tyrion
11-09-2004, 10:02 PM
Originally posted by Darth Groovy

Lady rings me up full price, and tosses the card in the bag. WOULD IT HAVE KILLED BEST BUY TO GIVE ME THE LOUSY $5 OFF?!?! IF THE RECIEPT WAS SO DAMN IMPORTANT, WOULD IT KILL THE EMPLOYEES TO STAPLE THE DAMN THING TO MY PRE-ORDER CARD? Now after all the hassle I have had over this game, Best Buy cheats me out of $5....losers.

In reality though, remember it's just five dollars like you said. The stress isn't worth it.

Besides, you have Halo now, don't you? And that five dollars was worth it for knowing that you would have a copy reserved for you, no rush or anxiety.

(btw, I guess you did like the backround I made for your Master Chief avatar. :xp: )

Treacherous Mercenary
11-09-2004, 10:03 PM
If you haven't opened it yet... I'd take it back and basicly say, kiss my ass Best Buy... I'd have done so if the card was thrown away too and a waste of $5 was there... I get my copy tomorrow, but I have little funds to pay all, so I guess my bank will problably pay it and I get charged $33 for it...

Darth Groovy
11-09-2004, 10:13 PM
Originally posted by Tyrion
In reality though, remember it's just five dollars like you said. The stress isn't worth it.

Besides, you have Halo now, don't you? And that five dollars was worth it for knowing that you would have a copy reserved for you, no rush or anxiety.

(btw, I guess you did like the backround I made for your Master Chief avatar. :xp: )

You know, I am actually surprised that even sold me the special edition. Yeah I went home and tried to find my damn reciept with no luck what so ever. If I saved every reciept, my room would be a fire hazzard. I'm not stressing out, I plan to stay up all night playing Halo 2, and probably become submersed in it tomorrow as well.

It's just that this company has screwed so many people over in the past 48 hours, I really think they deserve a law suit or something. I am really tired of the way they treat they're customers. Every visit to the Customer Service desk is like the freaking Spanish Inquisition... It's the prices that keep Best Buy open, because they pretty much suck at EVERYTHING else. :fist:

Kain
11-09-2004, 11:04 PM
Damn Grooves, the fates are working against you tonight. I'm surprised your tires weren't slashed or if your power goes out. That'd suck.

I'd of broke down and CRIED if I had gotten home from sitting out in the cold for a 1/2 hour and wasn't able to play it.

Bad enough I had to deal with the stupid ****S at McDonalds afterwards...talking to their friends and ignoring the )^%)&^$&@%&^%#)%^$)#&^%)#$&^)#*(^$)@^$!@^$_*@#&%_*#^&%_#^&*$_@#^ CUSTOMER THOSE DUMB F*CKS!!!

Samuel Dravis
11-09-2004, 11:13 PM
Originally posted by Darth Groovy
It's just that this company has screwed so many people over in the past 48 hours, I really think they deserve a law suit or something. I am really tired of the way they treat they're customers. Every visit to the Customer Service desk is like the freaking Spanish Inquisition... It's the prices that keep Best Buy open, because they pretty much suck at EVERYTHING else. :fist: Here's something entertaining (http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20041108-4382.html) for you to see... :D

Evil Dark Jedi
11-09-2004, 11:27 PM
Well yesterday. Yes I mean yesterday at EB there was a huge crowd outside before the shop had even opened. I watched the doors opened everyone rushed in. I went in after the crowd had cleared and I saw an empty self with a sign saying "Sold Out of Halo 2". Geee atleast I am getting mine this or next weekend.

Rogue15
11-09-2004, 11:51 PM
i got my copy fine. ebgames is good for preordering, i'll give them that...they ask you for your phone number and input you into their computer so all you do is sign your name. ^_^ cept of course they tried to sell me the damn strategy guide and a warranty for the game. (why in hell would i want a warranty....)

sounds like your best buy sucks. i'd burn the place to the ground.

Darth Groovy
11-10-2004, 03:04 AM
Originally posted by Evil Dark Jedi
Well yesterday. Yes I mean yesterday at EB there was a huge crowd outside before the shop had even opened. I watched the doors opened everyone rushed in. I went in after the crowd had cleared and I saw an empty self with a sign saying "Sold Out of Halo 2". Geee atleast I am getting mine this or next weekend.

I actually saw a LARGE crowd outside our local EB on the WAY to Best Buy. I was half tempted to see if they would take my reservation, but like a schmuck, I decided to give Best Buy one more chance, well...not any more.

That would suck if I had stood out in the cold and NOT got a game. I'd have gone totally butt ****ing vietnam raw on some people.

KBell
11-10-2004, 05:08 AM
Originally posted by Darth Groovy
That would suck if I had stood out in the cold and NOT got a game. I'd have gone totally butt ****ing vietnam raw on some people.

But.....couldn't people just wait a couple of hours until the store actually opened? This is just a game here people.

Astrotoy7
11-10-2004, 05:56 AM
Originally posted by CapNColostomy
... Patience, my young padawan. Patience.

OMG ! the CapNs using SW lines....Hell must be freezing over :D

yeah, Im not into buying things the day they come out either....you're very unlikely to get a bargain price on release day :D

mtfbwya

acdcfanbill
11-10-2004, 08:50 AM
wow, that sucks royally, and in responce to that article, best buy, i offically hate you*... officially.


*but i will still buy some cheap things from u

Darth Groovy
11-10-2004, 09:29 AM
Originally posted by KBell
But.....couldn't people just wait a couple of hours until the store actually opened? This is just a game here people.

http://www.themanipulation.com/images/WelcomeToLastWeek.gif

Once again.....you are missing the point. It is not about WHEN I GOT MY GAME, it's about Best Buy NOT taking care of it's customers. If you owned a video game store, and you promised to be open at midnight, and people waited outside your store in the cold, and you never opened...you would have pissed off customers too.

That article about Best Buy....just figures. They have the worst customer service of just about any place I ever heard of.

ImmolatedYoda
11-10-2004, 10:33 AM
Originally posted by Astrotoy7
yeah, Im not into buying things the day they come out either....you're very unlikely to get a bargain price on release day :D

Actually, that hasn't really been the case for me. CDs, DVDs, and video/computer games generally come out on Tuesdays (in the US that is) and that's when I buy them if I want them because CDs can be quite a bit cheaper (like 3-7$) and computer games usually go for $5-10 less. At least, that's my experience.

Hmm, for some reason Groovy's problems remind me of all the hubbub and anger over Half-Life 2's delays...

TiE23
11-10-2004, 11:57 AM
Originally posted by IG-64
Many people wouldn't agree but it's not worth spending the money on a whole nother system just for one game. Yah, one of my friends, who is only 14, got an xbox yesterday and a copy of Halo 2 :D

TiE

Mike Windu
11-10-2004, 08:08 PM
I want to sell my GC for an XBOX and Halo/2.

But I think I'll just wait for the PC version...

Will definitely get an XBOX2, if only to play Halo, Fable, and Ninja Gaiden.

However, my friend brought the Halo 2 manual to school today.

It is my new Bible.


:p

Darth Groovy
11-10-2004, 08:50 PM
Originally posted by Mike Windu
I want to sell my GC for an XBOX and Halo/2.

But I think I'll just wait for the PC version...

Will definitely get an XBOX2, if only to play Halo, Fable, and Ninja Gaiden.

However, my friend brought the Halo 2 manual to school today.

It is my new Bible.


:p

Sounds like a GOOD plan! :thumbsup:

Mike Windu
11-10-2004, 09:03 PM
Which part... waiting for the PC, waiting for XBOX2, or selling my GC and my soul for the XBOX/Halo 2 thing?

:xp:


P.S. - was that sarcasm :p

Kain
11-10-2004, 09:03 PM
Nice Location, Grooves. Very nice.

Darth Groovy
11-10-2004, 09:08 PM
Originally posted by Mike Windu
Which part... waiting for the PC, waiting for XBOX2, or selling my GC and my soul for the XBOX/Halo 2 thing?

:xp:


P.S. - was that sarcasm :p

Selling the Gamecube of course! :p

Astrotoy7
11-12-2004, 06:37 AM
Originally posted by Darth Groovy
Selling the Gamecube of course! :p

I have3 games on the GC....RS 2 and 3 and Final Fantasy CC ; I'm really looking forward to the new Zelda game yet, so wont be selling it anytime soon............as for Halo, not my cup o tea :D

mtfbwya

MTV2
11-12-2004, 10:26 AM
Sue them
thats false advertising, I would
or fine them

MTV2
11-13-2004, 10:00 AM
Originally posted by Mike Windu
I want to sell my GC for an XBOX and Halo/2.

But I think I'll just wait for the PC version...

Will definitely get an XBOX2, if only to play Halo, Fable, and Ninja Gaiden.

However, my friend brought the Halo 2 manual to school today.

It is my new Bible.


:p
Its not coming out for PC
as far as I know of, if it is, show me, I want it

Treacherous Mercenary
11-13-2004, 10:01 AM
If there is a PC version, maybe the rendering problems will disappear too. ;)

ET Warrior
11-13-2004, 11:33 AM
It makes me giggle when the cutscenes play and everything is a matte brown ;)


Methinks the Xbox just can't quite draw as fast as it needs to, poor widdle guy.

MTV2
11-13-2004, 01:54 PM
why do they call it Halo 2?
halo 1 was about them finding a halo like earth, but in Halo 2 there on earth??????????????????

Kain
11-13-2004, 02:20 PM
Originally posted by MTV2
why do they call it Halo 2?
halo 1 was about them finding a halo like earth, but in Halo 2 there on earth??????????????????

They goto another Halo.